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24 June, 2020 Open access

Government announces further £105 million in funding to provide interim support for vulnerable people accommodated during coronavirus pandemic

£105 million made up of £85 million in new funding from Treasury and £20 million from 'refocusing' existing homelessness and rough sleeping budgets

The government has announced a further £105 million in funding to provide interim support for rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness who have been accommodated during the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic.

Announcing the funding today, the government say that it will be used to help people secure their own tenancies, including through help with deposits for accommodation, and to provide short-term housing through alternative rooms that are already available and ready for use, such as student accommodation.

The government also confirms that the £105 million is made up of £85 million of new funding from the Treasury and £20 million from 'refocusing' existing homelessness and rough sleeping budgets.

Commenting on the funding, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said -

'In recent months, I have seen a huge effort across the country to keep almost 15,000 vulnerable people off the streets. This has been vital to ensure their safety during the peak of the pandemic and has changed the lives of thousands for the better.

The additional funding announced today will allow us to continue to support these individuals - giving them access to the accommodation and support they need now while we continue with plans to deliver thousands of long-term homes in the coming months.'

For more information, see £105 million to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets during coronavirus pandemic from gov.uk